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Old 10-25-2013, 04:39 PM
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Clunk from front end

Hey guys!

A clunk has developed that I can feel in the drivers seat, I notice it when turning going over bumps relatively slow (so the truck rocks side to side).

I am going to try and seek out the issue tomorrow morning, but was hoping to hear of some hot spots to check out while i am under there. Hoping its just some bushings that should be replaced.

ALSO, while I am replacing bushings, what else should I check for while I am under there. I plan on hitting the zerks I see as well.
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Old 10-25-2013, 04:56 PM
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front sway bar links , right under the 2 front seats
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Old 10-25-2013, 05:07 PM
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What Greasy said. You can go with the cheapo's at the auto parts store or you can get the nice set from Energy Suspension.

Not sure which part numbers you need but here is a link to the ones that fit my 04.

4.5186 Energy Suspension Complete Front Sway Bar Frame and Endlink Bushings - 32mm Sway Bar - 1.5 Inch Endlink Eyes
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Old 10-25-2013, 10:11 PM
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I would definitely like to get the energy suspension set. I will crawl under and check it out in the morning and snap some pictures.

Thanks guys!
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Old 10-26-2013, 07:38 AM
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Should I just replace the whole link with the moog parts? I do not have a press.

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Old 10-26-2013, 07:46 AM
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It depends. Guys have used the Moog parts with no complaints so that would be the easier way to go. Energy parts are of better quality imo. Replace them once and forget about it the rest of the time you have your truck. The stock OEM parts are trash so I would not go that route. As far as needing a press a lot of guys just heat them up with a small portable torch and then the bushings usually just come right out. (EDIT: After a good whacking from a hammer) If you have a vice clamp some guys just use that instead of an actual press. If you don't have a press and don't feel like messing with a torch then the Moog would probably be the way to go. Me I'm going to buy that 20 ton cheap press at Harbor Freight Tools since its like I am always needing one with my truck or tractors.

EDIT 2: There is a thread on here from a guy who just did the Energy Suspension sway bar bushing install. Do a site search for it. He didn't have a press either but he gave a picture by picture description of what he did.
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Old 10-26-2013, 01:20 PM
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So, i have relatively new way bar links (replaced back in 2009) they will "twist" side to side by hand, but what I could see of the bushing looks like it is in good shape. I read that they should not be "twistable" by hand.

The bushings on the actual sway bar are hard and oblong, definitely will be replacing those.. I dont want to have to pay shipping, and they are sitting on my counter...is it really worth ordering the energy suspension parts?
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here is a bump...

The sway bar end links are relatively new (2010 ish). I can twist them back and forth by hand.

I would like to replace my leaf spring bushing, shackle bushings....should I replace the whole sway bar end links with the moog part with bushing included? I dont have a bushing press.
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